Don't draft these 10 players in fantasy
With fantasy football season about to be in full swing, it’s a good time to take stock of the fantasy landscape. After a quick look at the most recent ADP data, a number of players stand out as overvalued. Likewise, there are other players who have declining fantasy value as a result of situation, and still others who offer extremely limited fantasy ceilings.
Here are the 10 players you shouldn’t draft this year with suggested alternative picks at their respective ADPs:
1. Charles Johnson, WR Vikings
One of the most hyped players this past offseason, Johnson enters 2015 in a good position to produce as the X-receiver in Norv Turner’s offense with an ascending Teddy Bridgewater at the helm. But many are ignoring one very important question – can Johnson actually produce viable fantasy numbers to justify his late-7th round ADP?
We need to look no further than last season for a good indication of what to expect. While a lot of people are excited over Johnson’s performance, I’m just not seeing it. He only saw double-digit targets once last season, and really only had one big game where he went for 103 yards and a score against the Jets in Week 14. That performance ranked him tied for 11th in standard and tied for 15th in PPR scoring for the week. So at best he put up borderline WR1 numbers, but otherwise he was a pedestrian fantasy option.
Instead draft: Vincent Jackson (ADP 7.02), John Brown (ADP 8.01), Steve Smith (ADP 8.03), Brandon LaFell (ADP 9.04)
Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven and DFS junkie of PFF Fantasy.